Peyton Manning is known for sending handwritten letters, and to celebrate the 18th anniversary of his being drafted, one of his sponsors is putting a new twist on those words. Gatorade found some notable recipients of those letters and asked them to read the words on camera as a way of returning Manning's salute to them.
Per Gatorade's release, here are the people featured in the video:
-- Tony Dungy: Manning's coach with the Colts.
-- Jon Scott: Colts VP of equipment operations.
-- David Cutcliffe: Manning's quarterback coach at Tennessee.
-- Pam Frenzel: Mother of Tyler Frenzel. Manning connected with Tyler during a visit to the Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St. Vincent in Indianapolis. They remained in close contact until Tyler, who had leukemia, died in 2004 at age 9.
-- Jeff Saturday: Manning's center with the Colts.
-- Eli Manning: Peyton's younger brother.
-- Demaryius Thomas: Broncos receiver.
-- Derek Jeter: Yankee legend.
-- Brandon Stokley: Receiver for Manning in Indianapolis and Denver.
-- Archie Manning: Peyton's father.
-- Chris Mortensen: ESPN NFL analyst.
-- Brandon Washington: Indiana graduate student, first recipient of PeyBack Foundation Scholarship.